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Members of different farmer organisations shout anti-government slogans during a protest against the new agricultural laws, Mumbai, December 22, 2020(AP)

Accept the SC’s advice, don’t underestimate the agitation

By Vinod Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:46 AM IST
Pressing the pause button on the legislations will be a face-saver for the agitators, who want a repeal, and the Centre, which is loath to roll them back. Observers point to the availability of a reservoir of jurists, retired generals, academics, agriculture experts and bureaucrats who can inspire trust on either side.
Farmers raise slogans during a demonstration against the new farm laws outside Deputy Commissioner’s office, in Amritsar, Punjab on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)
Farmers raise slogans during a demonstration against the new farm laws outside Deputy Commissioner’s office, in Amritsar, Punjab on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

Farmers in several states join agitation, sit on hunger strike

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Chandigarh/Jaipur/Noida | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi/chandigarh/jaipur/noida
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 03:20 AM IST
In Punjab and Haryana, farmers shouted slogans outside the offices of district commissioners and took out protest marches.
Farmers agitating in Amritsar against the passage of the agriculture ordinances.(Sameer Sehgal/HT file photo)
Farmers agitating in Amritsar against the passage of the agriculture ordinances.(Sameer Sehgal/HT file photo)

From rail blockade to shutdown, Punjab’s farmers intensify agitation to mount pressure on Centre

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 06:30 AM IST
PROTEST MODE Farmer groups to meet in Ludhiana on Saturday to chalk out protest plan for revocation of three agriculture bills passed by Parliament
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HT Image

Anurag Thakur slams Congress over agitations against CAA

Hindustan Times, Hamirpur | By HT Correspondent, Hamirpur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2019 10:27 PM IST
Asks officers to complete schemes framed under MP Lad scheme
Women from homes of farmers protesting for higher compensation had joined the dharna earlier in June this year.(HT Photo)
Women from homes of farmers protesting for higher compensation had joined the dharna earlier in June this year.(HT Photo)

Farmer on agitation consumes poison in Haryana’s Dadri, dies

Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By HT Correspondent, Rohtak
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 06:48 PM IST
Farmers of Julana and Dadri have been protesting for past seven months to seek more compensation for their land proposed to be acquired for green corridor (national highway 152-D).
University of Hyderabad(Hindustan Time)
University of Hyderabad(Hindustan Time)

Hyderabad University releases order prohibiting protests, agitations in varsity campus

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 07:39 AM IST
University of Hyderabad (UoH) on Monday released an order which prohibiting all protests and agitations in the varsity campus.
Emboldened by the chief minister’s words, people have begun filing police complaints. A TMC panchayat samiti official of North Dinajpur district, Sunil Biswas, has been arrested on charges of embezzlement of government scheme funds after a complaint .(PTI PHOTO)
Emboldened by the chief minister’s words, people have begun filing police complaints. A TMC panchayat samiti official of North Dinajpur district, Sunil Biswas, has been arrested on charges of embezzlement of government scheme funds after a complaint .(PTI PHOTO)

Second person arrested as ‘cut money’ agitation in Bengal grows

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Midnapore | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 09:28 PM IST
According to Purnendu’s wife Rina, a few people had shown up at their house on Tuesday and demanded Rs 30,000, which they alleged Purnendu had taken from them as “cut money”, or illegal commissions.
Guwahati: Kalita Janagosthi Sanmilan activists raise slogans during a protest demanding Schedule Tribe (ST) status at Six Mile, in Guwahati, Friday, Oct 05, 2018. (PTI Photo)(PTI10_5_2018_000064B)(PTI)
Guwahati: Kalita Janagosthi Sanmilan activists raise slogans during a protest demanding Schedule Tribe (ST) status at Six Mile, in Guwahati, Friday, Oct 05, 2018. (PTI Photo)(PTI10_5_2018_000064B)(PTI)

Assam groups promised ST status say implement it first, as existing tribes threaten agitation

Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2019 11:39 AM IST
The existing ST groups, meanwhile, have threatened an agitation protesting the decision, and have given a call for a shutdown in Assam on January 11.
Congress will launch a nationwide agitation next month against agrarian distress and press its demand for farm loan waivers in states ruled by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Congress will launch a nationwide agitation next month against agrarian distress and press its demand for farm loan waivers in states ruled by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Congress to launch nationwide agitation to press for farm loan waivers in BJP-ruled states

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 10:48 AM IST
The party’s farmer cell, the Kisan Khet Mazdoor Congress, has decided to hold protests across the country against the BJP government for “ignoring” agrarian distress and expose its “anti-farmer mindset”
Farmers march towards Azad Maidan from Lalbaug on Thursday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)
Farmers march towards Azad Maidan from Lalbaug on Thursday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)

Tribals, farmers in Maharashtra withdraw agitation after written assurance

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondents, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 07:37 AM IST
Two days after they began their protest march to Mumbai, farmers and tribals from western Maharashtra withdrew their agitation on Thursday evening following a written state government assurance that their demands would be met within three months
The farmers blocked rail tracks to protest non-payment of sugarcane dues by the Punjab government.(HT File Photo/ Representative Image)
The farmers blocked rail tracks to protest non-payment of sugarcane dues by the Punjab government.(HT File Photo/ Representative Image)

Train traffic resumes in Jammu, days after suspension due to Punjab farmers’ agitation

Jammu | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2018 01:47 PM IST
Due to blockade by the agitating farmers on the Jalandhar-Pathankot section, five trains from Jammu to different destinations remained cancelled on Sunday, causing inconvenience to commuters for the second consecutive day.
The new airport has come up at Pakyong, about 35km from Sikkim’s capital Gangtok.(Photo courtesy: I&PR department, Sikkim)
The new airport has come up at Pakyong, about 35km from Sikkim’s capital Gangtok.(Photo courtesy: I&PR department, Sikkim)

Farmers who lost land for Sikkim airport begin agitation, opposition lends support

Hindustan Times | By Pramod Giri, Siliguri
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2018 06:02 PM IST
The affected farmers have alleged that around 300 acres that was not officially acquired for the project was damaged during construction.
The one-day ‘Rail Roko’ agitation led to the cancellation of five passenger trains — Bhagtanwala-Khemkaran-Bhagtanwala, Amritsar-Qadian-Amritsar, Ferozepur-Jalandhar City, Jalandhar City-Amritsar and Amritsar-Jalandhar city.(HT Photo)
The one-day ‘Rail Roko’ agitation led to the cancellation of five passenger trains — Bhagtanwala-Khemkaran-Bhagtanwala, Amritsar-Qadian-Amritsar, Ferozepur-Jalandhar City, Jalandhar City-Amritsar and Amritsar-Jalandhar city.(HT Photo)

Farmers hold rail-roko agitation in Punjab; few passenger trains cancelled

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 10:47 AM IST
The protesters, who gathered under the banner of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Samiti, squatted on the railway tracks in Gurdaspur, Jalandhar and Tarn Taran districts
Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand Kataria admitted that the state government has been unable to stop incidents of lynching completely.(File Photo)
Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand Kataria admitted that the state government has been unable to stop incidents of lynching completely.(File Photo)

Crime rises during election years due to agitations by various groups: Rajasthan home minister

Jaipur | By HT Correspondent, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2018 01:17 AM IST
Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand Kataria said the state witnessed a decline in crime rate in the last four years. Total crime has reduced by 13.4% as compared to 2013, while crime against women has reduced by 20.4% and against SCs/STs by 42%, he said.
Police wait outside the L-G House in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Police wait outside the L-G House in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

AAP prepares to step up agitation against L-G Baijal, party MLA calls on Rajnath Singh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 12:03 AM IST
The AAP government wants L-G Anil Baijal to approve its doorstep ration delivery system and direct IAS officers to ‘call off their strike’.
A police jeep was among the vehicles set on fire by agitating students.(Anil Kumar Maurya/ HT Photo)
A police jeep was among the vehicles set on fire by agitating students.(Anil Kumar Maurya/ HT Photo)

Asked to vacate hostel for summer break, Allahabad University students run riot

Hindustan Times, Allahabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2018 04:03 PM IST
Police called in to curb violence as agitators pelt passing motorists with stones and set several vehicles on fire.
In many other parts of Punjab tension prevailed as protesting farmers tried to prevent other farmers and traders from carrying vegetables, fruits and milk to urban areas.(PTI)
In many other parts of Punjab tension prevailed as protesting farmers tried to prevent other farmers and traders from carrying vegetables, fruits and milk to urban areas.(PTI)

Farmers in Punjab call off agitation; other decide to intensify

Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Jaipur | By HT Correspondents, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Jaipur:
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2018 10:52 AM IST
Tension prevails in many parts of Punjab, vegetable prices soar in several cities
Dogs captured by teams deployed for the purpose recently. The authorities intend to sterilise the animals before releasing them into the wild again.(HT Photo)
Dogs captured by teams deployed for the purpose recently. The authorities intend to sterilise the animals before releasing them into the wild again.(HT Photo)

Canine menace: Two more kids killed by feral dogs in Sitapur villages

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rohit K Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 04:43 PM IST
Death toll climbs to 11 over the last six months. Infuriated villagers launch their own hunt, threaten to agitate against district administration’s failure to curb menace.
Khadim Hussain Rizvi (centre), leader of Tehrik-e-Labbaik Pakistan Islamist political party at a protest in Islamabad last year.(REUTERS)
Khadim Hussain Rizvi (centre), leader of Tehrik-e-Labbaik Pakistan Islamist political party at a protest in Islamabad last year.(REUTERS)

Pakistani Islamist group ends agitation after talks with govt

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad, Islamabad
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 09:16 PM IST
Last year, the group had occupied Islamabad's Faizabad Chowk for several weeks.
The office bearers said that if the posts were not filled up and departmental promotions were not done in next 20 days, they would launch a massive agitation in May.(Representative image)
The office bearers said that if the posts were not filled up and departmental promotions were not done in next 20 days, they would launch a massive agitation in May.(Representative image)

PMSA condemns delay in doctors’ promotion, warns of agitation

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2018 12:58 PM IST
Provincial Medical Services Association, the body of government doctors, has condemned the delay in departmental promotion of doctors.
BJP Minister Arun Chaturvedi.(HT PHOTO)
BJP Minister Arun Chaturvedi.(HT PHOTO)

Minister hits out at Congress over water tariff hike agitations

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 09:44 PM IST
The state government has hiked the water tariff by 10% with effect from April 1, 2018, for the second consecutive year.
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